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Why go on a Kenya Safari?

Kenya Safari

Kenya packs a lot in: Best wildlife attractions in Africa, coral reefs and beaches, mountains and deserts and tribal culture that are just colorful. There are more than a million reasons for you to visit Kenya. Stunning     beautiful landscapes just sets the scene, starting from the rainforest of Kakamega to the beaches of Indian Ocean by way of The National Park of Mt Kenya; Maasai Mara’s rolling grass to the shores of the Jade sea where we have a searing desert; With the Great Rift Valley, which is the home to Hell’s Gate National Park, cleaving a immense wound through it all.

Great Annual Wildebeest Migration
The mainstay for Kenya’s visit for decades has been Wildlife safaris, and also the many available Kenyan parks such as Tsavo National Park, which is one of the best places in Africa to see, Leopards, Lion Elephants and the famous migration of wildebeest, it also has cliffs that are awesome for climbing. Kenya is rated to be among the top five destinations for bird watching in the world; Maasai Mara which is know

n globally for its exceptional number of lions, cheetahs and leopards, and also the Zebra migration, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle to and from Serengeti each year from July to October ,this is famously known as the Great Migration. The same can be seen in both Kenya and Tanzania in our various Kenya Safari And Tanzania Tour packages. Taking a walk in the Mt Kenya’s glacial ridges is an outdoor activity that will make you to have fun and enjoy yourself. You can also trek in Aberdares, Cherangani ranges and Mau.

Masai Warriors Kenya

Kenya also offers cultural experiences as it is a Nation with many tribes; The people in Kenya represent a wider cross section of all the things that are mainly Africa, urban families and traditional tribes; modern sensibilities and ancient customs are brought together by everyday life. River Athi and river Tana have sections that are fit for rafting after the rains; For activities based on water such as scuba driving, windsurfing, kite surfing, deep sea fishing or snorkeling one can always head to coastline of Indian Ocean. You can do horse riding in Central Highlands.

Kenya Safari
Here are some of the highlights in Kenya

Going on safari-There are over 20 managed national reserves and game parks in Kenya. The most popular destination for safaris includes:

  • Watching the migration of Wildebeest-Also known as the “Greatest wildlife show on earth” The most popular park in Kenya being Maasai Mara, and you cab be a witness of the incredible migration of wildebeest and zebra from July-October each year from Serengeti.
  • Amboseli-Among the best wildlife viewing experience
  • Lake Nakuru-known for Flamingos
  • Aberdere-provides habitat for black rhino, monkeys, leopards and lions.
  • Tsavo West and East-One of the world’s largest game reserves and oldest parks in Kenya, popular for its stunning viewing.
  • Visiting the tribal villages-The most colorful and famous tribes are the Maasai. You should be aware of being milked at some of these villages.
  • Climbing Mount Kenya-You will have to be an expert climber to reach the summit (5,199 meters).kenya_mombasa
  • Visiting the coastal towns of Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu -Where Swahili is a distinct culture of Arabic and Africa.
  • Explore the City of Nairobi-Despite its faintly name, it still has sights that are interesting such as the Maasai Market and the National Museum of Nairobi which is said to have some of theoldest remains of mankind.

With all that information, its now time to park your luggage and come visit Kenya for a an incredible life time experience.

The Earth Safari

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The most luxurious lodges in Africa

Following the announcement of the Royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William, the spotlight has very much been on Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The private reserve, in the Laikipia region of the East African nation, served as the perfect romantic retreat for the future King of England to propose to his long term girlfriend. There can be few experiences more intimate and idealistic than whiling away the hours with a loved one in an exclusive African lodge. There is something so special about this mysterious place, something enrapturing, hypnotizing even, and as anyone who has visited the continent will testify, utterly unforgettable. The rhythm of the African drum will beat in your heart long after your departure.

We have decided to take a closer look at some of Africa’s, other, luxurious lodges; alternatives if you will, to the William and Kate experience. Perhaps someday soon you might be sharing your own special moment, with bended knee or not, in luxury Lodges.

Shambala Game Reserve, South Africa Tucked away in the stunning Waterberg Mountains, Shambala consists of 10,000 hectares of pristine South African countryside; a place that, though relatively small compared to other reserves, still boasts the chance to see Africa’s elusive ‘Big Five’, (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos and Buffalos). As well as its animal interests the reserve also has a human heart at its core, a family run cultural village which acts as a living, breathing information center where visitors can learn all about South Africa’s incredible history. The accommodation is preoccupied with authenticity and tradition, the Zulu camp, consisting of six fantastically appointed Zulu Huts, offers five-star accommodation but with a real sense of cultural legitimacy. All of the huts come with spacious double bedrooms and full shower facilities, providing all the comfort you might need to create some magical memories.

Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana – The only permanently fixed lodge within the Chobe National Park, the site is perfectly located along the Chobe River to observe the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. The sleek lines and elegant qualities of the lodge’s Moorish architecture create a sense of light and space; the typical features which include high arches, barrel-vaulted ceilings and tiled floors all contribute towards a clean and classic aesthetic. The 47 rooms are adorned with original African paintings and carvings, retaining a real sense of place as well as boasting all of the comforts of modern living; the accommodation’s considered design also makes it ideal for families and children.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia – Sossusvlei is quite literally a desert oasis, nestled between the spectacular dunes of the Namib Desert and the jagged outcrops of the rocky escarpment. You’ll feel like you’re really part of the African experience when you stay at Sossusvlei, where the ten individual villas constructed out of stone and glass offer the perfect symmetry between modern minimalist design and traditional African design. All are air conditioned to keep you fresh during the day and cosy fireplaces have been installed for those cooler winter nights. Despite being located on the periphery of a desert there is still an incredible array of wildlife to be seen, including the iconic oryx, Hartmann’s mountain zebras, antelopes, springbok and smaller mammals such as the bat-eared fox, aardwolf and porcupine.

Thanda Game Reserve, South Africa Thanda, a word derived from the Zulu for love, was awarded the prize of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ at the recent World Travel Awards. Thanda offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, from the opulence of the royal private villas or the warmth of the main lodge to the rugged refinement of the tented camp. Located 23 kilometers north of Hluhluwe in Zululand, the reserve is a tribute to South African cultural heritage, and as a romantic sanctuary of peace and tranquility, many would consider it peerless in all of Africa. Catering for adults and children alike, it boasts fine dining and a wellness center, were natural holistic approaches to treatment will leave you feeling revived and refreshed. Let’s not also forget the wildlife, the big five are at your doorstep and because the reserve is so close to the Indian Ocean, horse riding on the nearby beaches or a trip to the Isimangaliso wetlands are also a must.

The Earth Safari Team

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